Storytelling Through Watercolor: Creating Paintings That Speak

Date: June 18-June 22, 2018
Medium: Painting, Watercolor, Drawing, Collage, Mixed media
Instructor: Trish McKinney (email)
Skill Level: intermediate (students should have a basic knowledge of drawing)

“If a story is in you, it has to come out,” said William Faulkner—and all of us have libraries of stories within us.

Learn how to tell a story through intertwining meaningful words with watercolors that go beyond traditional into something deeper. Drawing, color theory, and composition will be combined with playful, mixed media techniques of collage, mark-making, and prepared surfaces—a no-risk surface for watercolors. Do you have a story in you waiting to come out?!

At this time, Storytelling Through Watercolor is closed.

Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.

Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.

  • TBD

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $100-150*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.

About the Instructor

Trish McKinney enjoys telling a story through her paintings and knows her life mission is “to inspire”. She is especially intrigued with documenting moments in the human condition through the vehicle of mixed watermedia. As a colorist, Trish loves to play with color and enjoys using words as textural components—hidden, uplifting personal messages that invite the viewer come closer. Her paintings focus on layers of understanding and patterns of meaning where she compels you to take a closer look and think deeper. Trish specializes in thought-provoking figurative paintings, dramatic landscapes, nature-inspired abstracts and bold florals. Regardless of the subject matter, Trish takes immense pleasure in telling a unique story—a story that proves both compelling and uplifting.

New for 2018!

Reduced tuition for graduate workshops

Tuition for our graduate-level CraftSummer workshops is now significantly more affordable than in past years! Both Ohio and Non-Ohio students will pay only $280 per credit hour ($420 for a 1.5 credit hour course).
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